Supplied by the Local Health Integration Network… March 12, 2015 – New Board Director Toni Nanne-Little, appointed by an Order in Council, has joined the North East Local Health Integration (LHIN) Board for a three year term.   The Sault Ste. Marie resident is a long-time educator who spent the bulk of her career with the Huron-Superior Catholic School Board as a teacher, principal and then Superintendent. In addition to having taught Grades 1 to 11, Nanne-Little also lectured for two years as an adjunct professor at Lake Superior State University’s School of Education. After more than 30 years, she retired in 2013 from the Huron-Superior Board and took a contract position with the Ministry of Education as an officer responsible for implementing student success initiatives in Boards throughout the region.   “We are very pleased to welcome Toni to the North East LHIN Board. She brings with her a remarkable skill set that includes strategic planning, facilitation, change and financial management, as well as ability to develop and sustain partnerships,” said North East LHIN Board Chair Danielle Bélanger-Corbin.   Nanne-Little’s extensive governance experience and community involvement pulls in many organizations including serving on the Children’s Aid Society of Algoma Board, the Sault Ste. Marie General Hospital Board, as well as the Provincial Advisory Committee for Alternative Dispute Resolution.   “I am looking forward to working with the North East LHIN Board as it continues to strengthen patient-centred care across the region,” said Nanne-Little. “As it finishes its current strategic plan, I’m also eager to take part in its efforts to engage with Northerners to help shape priorities for the next three years.”

QUICK FACTS   ” The North East LHIN is responsible for planning, integrating, coordinating and providing funding to 145 health service providers in Northeastern Ontario. It oversees $1.4-billion in local health care investments on behalf of the 565,000 residents of Northeastern Ontario.   ” LHIN Directors are appointed by Order-In-Council for a term of up to three years, subject to a two-term maximum. The Board of Directors is accountable, through the Chair, to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for the LHIN’s use of public funds and for its results in terms of goals and performance of the local health system.

” The North East LHIN Board includes Chair Danielle Bélanger-Corbin as well as Board Directors Dr. Colin Germond, Santina Marasco, Rick Cooper, Dawn Madahbee, Denis Bérubé and newest member Toni Nanne-Little.